Faculty & Staff Directory

Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli has an extensive career in public service and in the private sector, in senior leadership, policy and management positions and as legal counsel in the areas of healthcare, information privacy and security, civil and First Amendment rights. He teaches the core course, Integrating Ethics in Public Policy, at the University of Virginia Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and he is the Center for Christian Study Director of Graduate Ministries for the Law and Darden Christian Fellowships.

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Michele Claiborn


Assistant Professor of Public Policy

As Director of Equitable Analysis for The Equity Center at UVA, Michele Claibourn leads the Center’s community-engaged data science work in support of a more equitable and just region. She has directed or supervised multiple community-based research projects in the Charlottesville community, including racial equity studies for the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless.

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Benjamin Converse


Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology

Benjamin Converse is an associate professor of public policy and psychology at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Department of Psychology. His research focuses on motivation, social judgment, problem solving and decision making. He teaches courses related to leadership and negotiations.

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